Understanding Motivation | Five Minute Friday


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By Derek Loudermilk: Bestselling Author, Professional Adventurer, High Performance Business Coach, and Founder of AdventureQuest Travel, Derek Loudermilk: Bestselling Author, Professional Adventurer, High Performance Business Coach, and Founder of AdventureQuest Travel. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.


Have you ever been un-motivated?

Today, let us talk about that because this is something that happens to everyone, even myself.

Motivation is not just a problem where you need to work harder or apply more will power. It is full of information – it is telling you something.

Your lack of motivation may be because you are not connected with who you are trying to serve. You are not clear about how you can help your customer. If you do not believe something is going to work for you, you will not be able to follow through, because you have already taken yourself out of the game.

Perhaps, you don’t have a goal yet. In that case, if you don’t have an ambition or a purpose, then you need to figure out that something that you want to do then you will be able to start moving towards it. It may take some reflections, internalizations, talking to people, and learning what you like and don’t like. You can then start taking action by doing these little steps and having that momentum.

It could be that you are not having fun. If what you are doing is boring, then you may need to be a little creative. Think of different ways that you can play around with the things that you are trying to do. A lot of times, it is super motivating just to learn or try something new. Maybe motivation is coming because you don’t expect it.

Maybe you are not connected with the outcome. You don’t know what it is going to do for you. You don’t know how it is going to make you feel. It is hard to tie hard work and effort, so tap into that feeling which you wish to have once you complete this goal.

Understand that where you place your attention is important. This is about curating your surroundings – your physical surroundings, what you are watching, and even the people around you. So many different inputs can change your thought patterns, your feelings, and your habits. If you are around excited people who want to learn, grow, and achieve things, then that is going to become how you are.

Again, this is all information. Your level of motivation is telling you about yourself.

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